People from Black and Asian backgrounds are at substantially greater risk of contracting coronavirus than white people, according to a study that highlights the disproportionate impact of the disease on different groups in society. Black people are twice as likely to become infected with coronavirus as white people, and people from Asian backgrounds are one and a half times as likely, researchers found after analysing 50 studies that reported on the medical records of nearly 19 million Covid patients. The analysis, published in the journal EClinicalMedicine by the Lancet, is the first comprehensive, systematic review of published research and preliminary papers that delve into the burden of coronavirus on different ethnic groups. About half of the papers have appeared in peer-reviewed journals and the rest are preliminary findings.
Hate Crimes against Asian Americans
Why the trope of Black-Asian conflict in the face of anti-Asian violence dismisses solidarity
George Floyd's death finally gets Asians talking about inclusiveness. For her, that was just the tip of the iceberg of racial discrimination she has faced while living in Japan. Born and raised in New Orleans, Alexander had dreamed of living in Japan, fascinated by martial arts and modern, technologically advanced cities in the country. After arriving in , however, she realized that discrimination against African Americans was still rife.
Black and Asian people at greater risk of getting Covid, meta-study finds
Some Chinese netizens have begun posting completely yellow squares on Chinese social media to call for equal treatment of Asians. Photo: Sina Weibo. Photo: Snapshot of twitter.
A recent survey shows that more than three out of four Asian Americans worry about experiencing hate crimes, harassment, and discrimination because of COVID Among Chinese and Asian Indians, the figures are even higher at 84 percent and 80 percent, respectively. These findings may be unsurprising in light of shocking video footage of anti-Asian violence that has recently gone viral. The spate of unprovoked attacks elicited a rallying cry that something must be done.